Cosmetics VS Injection
Advertising is increasingly presenting cosmetics as an alternative to hardware procedures and injections. The temptation to believe is very great - using even the most expensive luxury products on average will cost less than regular visits to an aesthetic clinic, and home care will take much less time. “Some physical properties are not subject to conventional creams. For example, the components of water-based products cannot fall below subcutaneous fat, ”says Tatyana Al-Sabunchi. “Mesotherapy, biorevitalization and other injection techniques are needed for anti-aging correction.” “If at 50 you want to look 30, you can’t do without the help of a professional,” agrees Elena Samokhvalova. - After a certain age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, the collagen structure changes for the worse, and the recovery processes slow down. All this is exacerbated by hormonal changes. It’s possible that modern means can recognize these problems, but that’s a significant turning point in the situation, I’m afraid they’re not able to. ” “Care products can never compete with 'heavy artillery,'” said Elizabeth Gorbachevskaya, an expert at La Mer. - After 35 years, the skin genetically embarks on the path of aging, and in order to stop age-related changes, it needs an additional push. However, it is important to understand that injections and devices without quality care will also be ineffective. ”
Tiina Orasmäe-Meder,cosmetologist, cosmetic safety expert, developer of the Meder Beauty Science brand
“Modern cosmetics, in particular, professional preparations for home care, give significant and stable results in combination with non-invasive treatments performed by a specialist. A big advantage of non-invasive therapy is fewer side effects and complications, which is important for patients who have contraindications for trauma. However, the problem cannot always be dealt with therapeutically. For example, a change in the line of the oval of the face is corrected non-surgically only by the appearance of a pronounced excess of the skin (more than 6-8 mm). If there is an excess, only surgery will give a stable and high-quality result. ”
Effective and safe?
The main question that concerns both doctors and patients: how safe are cosmetic procedures and do they have undesirable consequences?
Not a single new drug can go “into the people” without numerous tests and tests, including long-term health risks. The more complex and serious the technique, the more thoroughly the tests are conducted, and modern laboratories are completely trustworthy. Many years of experience in the practical application of the "old" procedures - chemical peels, Botox injections and hyaluronic acid, laser rejuvenation - have proven their safety, provided, of course, that the procedures are carried out by a qualified doctor. “Only a doctor can assess the need, effectiveness and feasibility of a particular procedure,” said Tatyana Al-Sabunchi. - I saw the results of unprofessional work, when, for example, after laser resurfacing, the skin became hyperreactive. To avoid this, carefully choose a specialist and a medical institution. "